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Café Tropical


Silver Lake

$$$$Perfect For:Coffee & A Light BiteLunch
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Cafe Tropical has changed ownership a few times over the years, but this 50-year-old bakery on Sunset hasn’t veered far from its Cuban roots. The current menu is still dominated by classics, like their famous cubano sandwich and golden-crusted pastelitos filled with sweet cheese and guava paste. But it's new additions like an excellent BEC on cushiony coco bread, lightly floral orange glazed donuts, and a spicy jerk chicken sandwich that we're most excited to pair with our midday cafe cubano. The sun-lit space is fairly small, with just a single row of tables and a tiny sidewalk patio usually occupied by friends collaborating on a poetry zine. So come early for a guaranteed seat inside Silver Lake’s unofficial social club.

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